What is loudest on your aquarium?

Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 22, 2006.

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What is loudest on your aquarium?

  1. Fans

    20.0%
  2. Sump Pump

    22.5%
  3. Skimmer Pump

    8.8%
  4. Skimmer

    15.0%
  5. Overflow

    17.5%
  6. Powerheads

    5.0%
  7. Chiller

    2.5%
  8. Light Ballasts

    1.3%
  9. Other

    7.5%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    My eheim is dead quiet. :confused: Is it new?


    Hmmm.. just off the top of my head... maybe cut some pieces of 3/4 hose the length of the pump and rubber band them to the bottom of the pump?
     
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  3. acenia

    acenia Spaghetti Worm

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    definitely :mad:
     
  4. 90_Berlin_joe

    90_Berlin_joe Fire Shrimp

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    MY CLAKII CLOWN!!!! This guy is so noisy just clicking at anyone who comes near the tank. At first i thought i had a matis. Shocked me though.
     
  5. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    I totally agree with Matt if you 1262 is making a sound might need a cleaning or the impeller drive magnet is scored and out of balance. Or a rock is in there . I ran a 1262 and a 1040 for yrs and they where the best pumps i ever had still working Just no need for them.. Did you remove the sponge filter thing ? I always do it will clog up and that will cause impeller cavitation and the warmer the impeller get more wobble in the shaft bushings. But if you hear it it needs work. :)
     
  6. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Im gona go with my powerhead. It makes alot of noise. I know this is odd because i have 2 of the same, one is quite as anything and the other is loud hah!
     
  7. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    My fans I plan on correcting that soon somehow. All the other equipment is in my master closet so close the doors then quiet. The drain pipes are durso type returns so they are super quiet.
     
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  9. fishflyer

    fishflyer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    On my old 55gal at first it was the overflow until I built a modified durso. Then it would have been my skimmer before I upped my return pump to a Rio Hyperflow 14. That thing was no bueno in the noise dept. Have to see how my new 30 gal setup will sound. Quiet is one of the top priority's
     
  10. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Somehow in tank with all that lighting and water movement my noisiest piece of equipment is the MAG 250. At 250gph:p

    Anyway some day when I get around to redoing the plumbing on the CR to replace it I am going to haul that MAG out into the yard, put some gansta rap on, and stomp the sucker Micheal Boulton style from "Office Space".
     
  11. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: I love that movie. "PC Load letter?! What the *&^% does that mean?!" :lol:
     
  12. sssnake

    sssnake Montipora Digitata

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    My puffer spitting.

    :p

    My tanks are pretty quiet. Once in a blue moon I'll hear a slight gurgling from the output of my 20g skimmer only because the water level has gone down a bit.